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Cricket World Cup records: Most runs, most wickets, highest totals and more

The 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup gets underway on 5th October in India, the 13th running of the tournament and will feature 10 teams - including defending champions England and the host nation.

The final is scheduled to take place on Sunday 19th November at Ahmedabad's Narendra Modi Stadium and there are sure to be more classics to add to the list of thrilling matches in the 48-year history of this event.

We have scanned over the record books to bring you the biggest and best feats achieved.

What2023 Cricket World Cup
WhereVarious stadiums across India
WhenThursday 5th October - Sunday 19th November
How to watchSky Sports
OddsIndia 11/5, England 3/1, Australia 4/1, Pakistan 7/1, New Zealand 15/2, South Africa 10/1

Most Men's Cricket World Cup wins

Australia lead the way with five wins, most recently in 2015 and are 4/1 to repeat the feat.

West Indies won the first two World Cups (1975 and 1979) but have not claimed the title since and failed to qualify this time around.

Most consecutive Men's Cricket World Cup wins

Again it is Australia who lead the way here with three wins on the spin in 1999, 2003 and 2007

Defending champions England, available at 3/1, won the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup for the first time in 2019.

Biggest Men's Cricket World Cup winning margin

Australia again top the chart with their 275-run success over Afghanistan in 2015. 

The Aussies notched 417 before bowling out their opponents for just 142.

Highest Men's Cricket World Cup innings total

Eight years ago, the 417-6 compiled by Australia in their 50-over innings against Afghanistan, 100/1 outright, was also the highest team effort to date in the event.

Lowest Men's Cricket World Cup innings total

In 2003, one of the rank outsiders, Canada, managed just 36 runs in 18.4 overs against Sri Lanka.

Highest Men's Cricket World Cup successful run chase

In 2011, Ireland, who have failed to qualify for this tournament, chased down 329-7 in 49.1 overs in their group stage win over England.

Best Men's Cricket World Cup team record

Unsurprisingly, five-time winners Australia lead the way with 69 wins from 94 World Cup matches, boasting an impressive 74.73% win record.

Worst Men's Cricket World Cup team record

One of the outsiders this year, Scotland are winless in 14 matches.

Highest Men's Cricket World Cup individual score 

New Zealand's Martin Guptil notched 237 not out against West Indies in 2015, bagging 24 fours and 11 sixes.

Most Men's Cricket World Cup career centuries

Indian duo Rohit Sharma and the legendary Sachin Tendulkar top the centuries chart with six 100s.

Most Men's Cricket World Cup runs

Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs in World Cup history with 2278. Second in the list is Ricky Ponting with 1743, while Kumar Sangakkara is third with 1532 runs.

Fastest Men's Cricket World Cup fifty

Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum scored an incredible half century in just 18 balls at the 2015 event in against England.

Fasted Men's Cricket World Cup century

Ireland's Kevin O'Brien averaged two runs per ball in 2011 when facing England, wowing the Bangalore crowd by reaching his century in just 50 balls.

Highest Men's Cricket World Cup partnership

West Indies' Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels notched an incredible 372 first wicket partnership against Zimbabwe in 2015.

Most career Men's Cricket World Cup wickets

Legendary Aussie bowler Glenn McGrath leads the way with 71 wickets in just 39 matches. 

His nearest active pursuer, is fellow Aussie Mitchell Starc, who currently sits on 49 and will lead the Aussie bowling attack along with Adam Zampa.

Best Men's Cricket World Cup bowling average

Starc boasts the best bowling average in the tournament's history.

The seamer has returned an average of just 14.81 from his 18 matches thanks to his 49 wickets in 159.1 overs.

Best Men's Cricket World Cup bowling strike-rate

Deadly Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami has a strike-rate of just 18.6 across 11 matches (2015-2019), taking 31 wickets in 96.1 overs.

Most wickets in a Men's Cricket World Cup tournament

Australia's Starc set a new record in 2019 with a total of 27 wickets in 10 matches.

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